AUKSO KALVE is a Lithuanian jewellery brand that was founded by friends and members of the Klaipeda Goldsmith’s Workshop - Viktor Sitalo and Linas Jakumas. These independent artisans have been hugely successful in creating a jewellery line that serves those looking for sophistication and modern luxuries. Together, they have over 20 years of experience in handmade crafts. The secret to their success? Time, passion and talent.
Designing and making jewellery is seen as a huge point of education and growth for this brand. After 20 years of tireless work, AUKSO KALVE have handmade a collection of excellence. Each new piece that is designed reaches new levels of craftsmanship. For any creative idea, AUKSO KALVE have enough mastery and knowledge of traditional and modern production technologies to achieve anything.
AUKSO KALVE work to exceed people’s expectations, and they continue to do just that. Join us as we sit down with the makers, and get a glimpse behind the scenes of an independent luxury jewellery brand. To give you a flavour of the expertise injected into their designs, here is a teaser video of the jewellery making process...
How did your brand begin?
The brand was born in 2007 in Klaipeda – a city port on the Lithuanian coast of the Baltic Sea. At that time, the three of us friends worked together under one roof creating bespoke jewellery. And we wanted AUKSO KALVE to become a laboratory for the most inspiring designs. We wanted it to become a place for us to try, experiment and explore.
Where do you get inspiration for your designs?
In the case of our bespoke jewellery pieces, it is always personality – his or her taste, likes or dislikes, and finally, the person’s style. In the case of our handmade collections, we strive to create a story. This is a story inspired by architecture, a picture, or even a piece of history. Both the history of a place, and its people.
How do you want someone to feel when they wear your jewellery?
I want my jewellery to become an essential part of someone’s style. Jewellery should become inseparable with that someone. In other words, those who choose to wear my jewellery will feel somewhat undressed, unfinished, and not complete. If my jewellery is not worn, then there is something missing.
What has been the highest and lowest point of your career so far?
The highest point was me becoming a laureate of the HRD Awards Competition in 2009 with a ring called A Kiss of the Sunbeam. The lowest points are treasured as bitter yet precious experience!
If you hadn't become a designer, what would you be doing?
I would have become an architect. Maybe.
What's the best piece of advice you've been given? (And have you actually used it?)
“Be yourself”. I am doing my best to follow it daily.